Several mainstream giants have made significant sourcing changes, reflecting a shift that may cause more companies to reconsider their supply chain models in the second half of 2008.
This spring, Liz Claiborne Inc. decentralized its sourcing, giving each of its more than a dozen brands control over its own manufacturing decisions, while creating a centralized sourcing leadership team. After taking over Kellwood Co. at the beginning of the year, Sun Capital Securities Group LLC shuttered the vendor's Hong Kong-based sourcing operation, Kellwood Trading Ltd., to consolidate and outsource its manufacturing to Li & Fung Ltd. Tommy Hilfiger sold its global sourcing operations last year for $247.8 million in cash to Li & Fung, which has plans to nearly double its business by 2010.
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